Euro 2020 ended a few weeks back but the memories are still afresh in the minds of the fans all over the globe. We witnessed several iconic moments throughout the tournament right from the start till the crowning of Italy.
Euro 2020 featured some insane goals which have secured a place on the chart of the finest goals in the tournament’s history.
On that note, let’s take a look at the five best goals of Euro 2020.
Five best goals of Euro 2020
After only four days of Euro 2020, Patrik Schick’s shot from nearly midway against Scotland sent hearts pounding and effectively secured the goal of the tournament.
Schick saw the Scotland goalie David Marshall meandering in no man’s land and took a shot from around 50 yards away. The ball’s path arced a few meters wide of the post, but it had enough curve and drop to snuggle beneath Marshall’s bar as he hurriedly sought to get back.
Former Ballon d’Or recipient Luka Modric scored an incredible goal against Scotland using the outside of his right foot. Mateo Kovacic zipped the ball to Modric outside the penalty area after collecting the ball from the left-wing. The Croatia captain went for goal with his right boot on the outside and curled the ball into the net with his inside foot.
The ball’s arc contributes to this goal’s reputation as a masterpiece and one of the finest in the competition.
Damsgaard used a bit of wizardry to get past Jordan Pickford in the semi-final against England. While his free-kick may not appear to be flawless at first glance, it does not precisely snuggle into the corner, it is the entire skill that makes this so amazing. The Denmark wall shifted across at the last moment, blinding Pickford and enabling Damsgaard to send in a vicious, dipping shot that hit the nets even before Pickford began diving.
The goal by Irfan Kahveci to minimize the deficit against Switzerland gave the spectators reason to cheer about. Kahveci delivered an incredible beamer that coiled up, dipped down, and crashed into the back of the net producing a tremendously gratifying noise in the process.
Unfortunately, this was the lone goal for Turkey in Euro 2020 which went in vain as they crashed out of the tournament.
Andreas Christensen scored a goal for the whole Danish team in their must-win encounter against Russia. Christensen’s wonder goal threw Denmark into a flurry, and deservedly so.
The score was 2-1 on Denmark’s side, but Russia had launched a recovery by scoring a penalty. The nerves were palpable in Copenhagen until Christensen stood up to seal the victory. The ball landed to Christensen, who raced from his half and smashed a precise strong strike into the top corner past a throng of Russian players.